Illinois

Body of boy found in laundry bag, his identity remaining unknown for years

October 8, 2005 Naperville, Illinois The body of a toddler is found discarded in a laundry bag A man walking his dog found a blue canvas laundry bag which the dog seemed interested in. Upon opening the canvas bag, the man found the badly decomposed remains of a small child, and police were immediately notified.… Continue reading Body of boy found in laundry bag, his identity remaining unknown for years

California · Executions · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for murdering woman who was targeted simply because she was a woman

October 8, 1915 Folsom, California Burr Harris is executed for the random murder of Rebecca Gay Harris claimed to have wanted to simply kill a woman, any woman. He came across Gay's door, the first one he saw, created a reason to enter her office, then beat her to death before stealing $25. The bludgeoning… Continue reading Man executed for murdering woman who was targeted simply because she was a woman

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: October 8

Birthdays: Author R. L. Stine (October 8, 1943), who wrote “Goosebumps,” “Fear Street,” and “Mostly Ghostly” book series and more. R. L. Stine Sigourney Weaver (October 8, 1949), who starred in the Alien movies, Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters II (1989), Copycat (1995), Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997), The Village (2004), Cabin in the Woods… Continue reading Today in Horror History: October 8